Sinking Ship Entertainment

Show of the week: Alma’s Way

Six-year-old Alma Rivera is a proud Bronx-born, Puerto Rican girl living a fast-paced city life, where her closest friend and confidant is the viewer. Sharing her secrets, feelings and challenges with the audience watching at home, Alma adds colourful commentary to the big and small moments in her life. When Alma’s not sure what to […]

Toei Animation exec boards Sinking Ship to lead MENA sales

Canadian kids firm Sinking Ship Entertainment has hired Toei Animation’s Karine Rubin to lead sales across Europe. Rubin becomes director of sales for Europe at the Odd Squad firm and will be responsible Middle East and Africa as well, reporting into department heads Kate Sanagan and Marilyn Kynaston. She was most recently film sales manager […]

Kids round-up: Paramount+ brings ‘Tainá’ to Lat Am; Youku acquires ‘Dino Dana’; Chefclub Kids leads Pluto TV partnership

Paramount+ brings ‘Tainá’ to Lat Am Paramount+ in Latin America has picked up preschool adventure series Tainá And The Amazon’s Guardians, following a deal with French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo. Based on the Brazilian films of the same name, the 26 x 11-minute series, targeted at 2-5-year-olds is produced by Brazilian production company […]

Apple TV+ orders Jane Goodall-inspired kids show

Apple TV+ has give a straight-to-series order to a hybrid live-action and CGI kids series inspired by the life and work of British primatologist Dr Jane Goodall. The series, titled Jane, is being co-produced by Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute. It is created and executive produced by J.J. Johnson at Sinking […]

Kids round-up: Loomi Animation launches; Sinking Ship to distribute ‘Alma’s Way’; New local agents for ‘Kid-E-Cats’

Epic Storyworlds team launch Loomi Animation Steve Couture and Ken Faier, founders of recently launched kids’ content creation company Epic Storyworlds, have set up Loomi Animation. The Quebec-based studio will focus on animation series, both for Epic Storyworlds and Epic Story Media original content and third-party projects. Louis Leclerc, formerly executive director of Pixel Québec […]

Kids round-up: Crave acquires ‘Denis’ YouTube hit; Nat Geo Kids extends ‘Dino Dana’ in LatAm; Hopster launches on ComHem Play+

Canada’s Crave acquires ‘Denis’ YouTube sensation Bell Media-owned Canadian SVOD Crave has acquired the first season of animated series Denis And Me, featuring YouTube personality Denis Kopotun. Debuting next week as part of WOW Unlimited Media’s WOW! World Kids Collection on the streamer, the series originated on Kopotun’s YouTube channel, which currently has more than […]

Sinking Ship names Ayesha Girgla to head distribution

Toronto-based prodco Sinking Ship Entertainment has appointed Ayesha Girgla as its new distribution manager. Girgla previously held corporate and commercial positions before moving into private practice, and is experienced in working in intellectual property, specifically in trademark, copyright infringement and social media law. She will report directly to the heads of sales and distribution, Marilyn […]

Kids round-up: Tencent Video becomes new Chinese home for ‘Shaun The Sheep’; Acamar Films makes key UK hires; ‘Dino Dana’ movie roars onto Canada’s Cineplex Store and more…

Tencent and Aardman do ‘Shaun The Sheep’ deal UK studio Aardman has signed a deal with Tencent Video to make the streaming platform the new home for Shaun The Sheep in China. The streamer will pick up all 170 x 7-minute episodes of the animated series, which is also carried by Netflix outside of China. […]